Anse Riffiet

One of the longer beaches in Guadeloupe, Anse Riffiet offers plenty of room for visitors, though mostly serves the residential area around the beach. Nonetheless, anyone looking to escape the crowds will find the beach more than sufficient.

Located in the western part of Rifflet, 1.2 miles northwest of Cafeiere, Anse Riffiet is on the North coast of Basse-Terre. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Those of you who might prefer a beach that's a little less crowded, but still fun and active, should give Anse Riffiet a try. It's not one of the beaches that's always brimming with visitors, but it also doesn't completely lack a social atmosphere.

How to Access The Beach
As the main Northern Coastal Highway: N-2, passes through Riffiet, a road to the West will take you right to the beach. If staying in Riffiet, you could probably walk, though anywhere else a care will be needed.

Amenities and Ambiance

Encased by walls of trees on three sides, and wavy water on the fourth, Anse Riffiet gives the feeling of seclusion even though you are just feet from neighborhoods and communities.

Of course, you could always try the shoreside restaurant right on Anse Riffiet, which is the ultimate convenience for beachgoers. Guadeloupe has plenty of fantastic eateries around town, but don't think that table-side service and a lengthy menu are necessary to enjoy a tasty meal. Some vacationers like having lunch very close-by. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch.

Anse Riffiet does have public restrooms for your convenience.

Hidden away, Anse Riffiet with its available amenities will likely be a safe choice for visitors that that are looking to get away from the busy beaches, since it is situated within a quiet area. As such, failing to find an unused convenience while at the beach is not a scenario that you will be forced to do often, no matter what time it is.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the North coast of Basse-Terre. You can stay at the nearby Caraibes Royal, which is perhaps the closest hotel near Anse Riffiet, even though there aren't many additional popular spots in the region.

Cities and Towns

The nearest area of Basse-Terre to Anse Riffiet is Rifflet. This destination is just a quarter mile from the coast, which means a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. Rifflet is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Although you won't find many hotels nearby, the ones found closest to the shore are listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Anse Riffiet
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Caraibes Royal 0.9 mi. NE Hotel
Langley Resort Hotel Fort Royal 1.0 mi. NE Hotel


If during your visit you start getting hungry, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you don't have to go far away. One of the closest restaurants is Le Boobooj’s. This restaurant serves Caribbean food. They're also renowned for their salads.

Nearby restaurants are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Anse Riffiet
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Boobooj’s -- Caribbean Very Casual 0.4 mi. E
Green Kafé (059) 021-4034 Creole Very Casual 0.9 mi. S
Koté Lagon (069) 097-3743 Creole Very Casual 0.9 mi. S
Le Karacoli (059) 028-4117 Creole Very Casual 0.9 mi. S
La Table du Poisson Rouge (059) 022-6050 French Informal 1.9 mi. S
Le Banana’s (069) 057-2740 Creole Very Casual -- --
La Savane (059) 091-3958 American, French Informal 2.0 mi. S
Le Coin des Pecheurs (059) 028-4775 Creole Very Casual 2.0 mi. S
Le Mahina (059) 088-9538 Creole Very Casual 2.0 mi. S
L’Amer (059) 068-3030 Creole Very Casual 2.0 mi. S
Passion Créole (059) 091-8175 Creole Very Casual 2.0 mi. S
Pizzeria Gwada'Yolo (059) 083-4337 Italian Very Casual 2.0 mi. S

Other Beaches

Basse-Terre has many beaches, so if Anse Riffiet doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Another location you may want to try is Anse du Petit Bas Vent, located three quarters of a mile to the northeast.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, visiting Anse Riffiet or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Guadeloupe even more memorable.


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